Lahore (Monitoring Desk) There are some days of special significance in all religions around the world which are of special importance and these festivals are celebrated with religious devotion and enthusiasm. Let's find out what is the historical and religious background of Diwali festival.
Diwali, also known as Diwali and Eid-ul-Fitr, is an ancient Hindu festival (sometimes called a festival) celebrated every spring. This festival or Eid-ul-Fitr is spiritually illuminated by darkness, ignorance. But it is considered a symbol of wisdom, good over evil and hope over despair. Preparations for this festival begin 3 days in advance and other rituals continue for another 3 days. The original festival is celebrated on the night of Emmaus or the night of the new moon. This festival is celebrated in Katak, the month of the solar-lunar Hindu calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, the festival takes place in mid-October and mid-November.
Before the night of Diwali, Hindu devotees repair, renovate, paint and paint their houses. On the night of Diwali, Hindu devotees wear new clothes, light lamps, light candles, candles and lamps of various shapes, which are placed inside and outside the houses and in the streets. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshiped and firecrackers are fired. Later, the whole family organizes a group feast, and sweets are distributed. Friends are invited, gifts are distributed. Where Diwali is celebrated, Diwali is also called the best commercial season.
Diwali is not only an important Hindu festival but also an important ritual or custom, depending on the regions of India. In many parts of India, the festival begins with Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdasi is celebrated on the second day, Diwali on the third day, Diwali Padwa on the fourth day, which is dedicated to husband-wife relationships, and Bhauvij, the fifth day Dedicated to relationships, this is how the festival comes to an end.
On this night Hindus celebrate Diwali, on the same night Jains celebrate Diwali in the joy of attaining Moksha (salvation) of Mahavira.
In India, Diwali is a public holiday. In India, as well as in Nepal, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji, Diwali is a public holiday.